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Jul 6, 2012 5:00pm EDT
road. when she complains, she has been told the club is just one business. >> i actually use the word cooling center. i said treat us as a cooling center. those people without electricity could have been coming here. >> as sunday turned to monday and monday turned to tuesday, pepco was nowhere to be found. >> all i could think, when this is all over, they will hear from us. >> they have been without power since friday w. a tree branch stripped a power line from their home. but no number of calls to pepco can convince them their home is not connected. >> 14 or 15 calls at least. and how many times have they told you that your power is back on? >> that started yesterday. at least six calls they've told me your power is up and going. everybody has their power. >> james says he is trying to maintain his composure, but he is now at his wit's end. >> it drives me nuts. they argue with me on the phone. >> two cars were destroyed and a home scorched when power lines were energized by mistake, lineman have strung new lines and power was restored last night. >>> and the general manager of
FOX
Jul 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
tell us the tree cutters have come and told them that they can't do anything until pepco does something with the lines. they say pepco has come and said they can't do anything until the tree is cut down. this is just one they should, one of many that we found where people are desperate for relief. this is just one of several panted signs greeting linemen from del marva power as they arrive to survey the damage along coldsville road and silver spring. a neighborhood downtown hit hard by friday's storm. this is pretty much how it's looked since saturday. no work has been done but you wouldn't know it by calling pepco. >> according to pepco, this is all repaired and power has been restored. >> reporter: that must have sent steam out of your ears. >> yes, it did because i said who -- how many people does it take to lie about this? how many people are lying to us? he said we have a record that everything has been restored. >> reporter: he has a similar story and lives up the street from jennifer and her husband dan. >> yesterday morning, i called about 6:00 a.m. and she said oh, ye
FOX
Jul 23, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, do we expect any in our region a little later on gary mcgrey dihas answered for us. >> yeah, that is the big question shawn whether these thunderstorms will start to pop up around here or not. right over to sentinel radar going around and around. we mentioned we had some to the north and some to the south, largest cluster down to the south of us, now there has actually been active warnings south and southwest of charlottesville, as you can see, all of this is moving down to the south and southeast, dropping a lot of heavy rain there. not all is severe, someover it is. -- some of it is. farther down towards lynchburg you see a farther cluster north of us, popping up into central sections of pennsylvania and new york, that has been the strongest of the thunderstorms this evening and tonight and that will continue to be the case, we do have at least a slight risk here in the metropolitan dc area, that we may get some severe thunderstorms popping up. let me tell you what happened today we've had more clouds, even though it is very unstable out there, the clouds have limited the sunshi
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Jul 17, 2012 5:00pm EDT
: the latest is that family members stepped outside of the house here on seagrave court and told us that jeff and janice wills are going to be just fine. in fact, janice wills is expected to be home tomorrow and that may have been more than what they expected this morning when they saw them on the street bleeding profusely. just after 5:00 this morning, the woman living inside this house called 911 to say her son was arguing with the husband and deputies should come right away. as the call ended, investigators say 33-year-old shae proctor opened fire, wounding his mother and stepfather. the couple, who neighbors have identified as jeff and janice wills, then ran out of the house, each running in different directions where arriving deputies found them and provided first aid. after declaring a barricade and calling in a negotiator, the deputies found the man dead in an upstairs bedroom. a gun beside him. jeff wills recently mentioned having trouble with his stepson. >> i do know that jeff made a few remarks to me about the problems with the stepson. whether it was from financial to --
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Jul 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
company and that money was used to pay for gray campaign services and material. harris admitted to trying to hide the fraud once the fbi started to investigation and -- investigate. she altered tax returns and said her co-conspirator asked her to leave the country but show refused. >> reporter: we tried to get a hold of mayor gray and went to the wilson building, stopped by his office. we were told that he had a very busy schedule and he was in meetings and that he am -- he would talk about this tomorrow and to get back to what the u.s. attorney is talking about and this is that shadow campaign here and that is hard to see. this is what harris and the coconspirator actually he funded it, gave it to her and she funneled it into a shadow campaign and that is basically a campaign. 127,700, went to signs, t- shirts and stickers. 58,000 went to things like radios, laptops and food and $265,000 went to the rental of vance, hotels, and other expenses. again, the u.s. attorney here in this area is speaking to reporters up there. we have a camera there and we'll try to bring you more details tonig
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Jul 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
afternoon in the area that can become strong or severe. the moderate risk is to the north of us and it's hot. the heat advisory in effect until 8:00. right now, the temperature made it to 100 degrees and that heat index is in excess of that. more coming up. >> we're feeling it. thank you, see you in a few minutes. >>> and we are following breaking news out of silver spring, maryland right now. a customer stabbed inside a post office. sky fox high above the scene on new hampshire avenue. police say the whole thing may have started with an argument. fox 5s audrey barns is live on the scene with the latest. what do you know, audrey? >> reporter: that post office was crowded with customer when is this incident began. witnesses say a 58-year-old man was stabbed by another patron who felt like he cut in line in front of him. police say the man who was stab head been doing some business at the counter and had to move aside to finish it. he got back in line after that. witnesses said that angered another patron who pulled a knife on the customer as he was leaving. >> we were just waiting in
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Jul 16, 2012 5:00pm EDT
finally, they put me down on the floor and started loosening my -- using my energy. i was bleeding all over. >> after passengers arrived on the scene followed closely by police. >> they acted in the vehicle, dog became aggressive and started charging toward them. they jumped back in the ambulance and closed the door so the dog couldn't get to them. >> don't move, stay there. stay there and we call me and we'll wait a few minutes and the police are right. >> reporter: then, max had made his way to his pickup truck as police pulled their weapons and approached the dogs. >> the one actually started charging towards the officers and that is when they made a decision to open fire on him. >> reporter: the second dog was captured by animal control and is at the welfare league. they said nothing to him so far and fears the man is angry and will confront him about the loss of his pets. >> and i get problems with him. i want to live in peace. >> reporter: no one answered the door at the home of the dog's owner when we knocked earlier today. the animal welfare league is taking care of the survivi
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Jul 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
of those involved in a scam to use illegal donations and more than half a million shadow campaign to help gray win. >> i feel very badly about this, but at the same time i'm concerned about what may or may not have happened in this campaign. >> in 2010, the mayoral campaign was compromised by back room deals, secret payments, and a flood of unreported cash. >> reporter: so who bankrolled this? prosecutors won't say. but harris has a close tie with city contractor and well known fund-raiser jeffrey thompson. remember thompson's and harrison's -- harris' office and homes were searched by the phish on the same day. >> the 2010 shadow campaign was the hand work of a well financed conspiracy to funnel corporate money into federal and local elections. >> reporter: on wednesday the mayor did his best to separate what happened during his campaign from his work as mayor. but when asked if some think he's corrupt, gray said this. >> well, there are lots of people who probably will have that question. i know who i am. i get up in the morning every day and look in the mirror and i see somebody i
FOX
Jul 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
downtown d.c. jewelry store reached out to the media and provided us surveillance video from his store that captured an armed robbery june 9th. he thought he would contact us because he heard about the incident last friday. an arlington jeweler killed during an armed robbery. as you're about to see, the suspect in both cases looks similar. first, let's show you the d.c. robbery. a man wearing a reflective vest walked into benson's jewelers on f street and asked to see engagement rings. when the owner of the store turned his back, the man pulled the out a large gun and demanded jewelry. he didn't shoot the owner and got away with $20,000 worth of items and mostly diamond rings and look at surveillance images from the arlington case last friday. the police showed him wearing a reflective vest. he was buzzed into the store by the owner. wong's family said that is how he allowed customers inside the store and the 52-year-old was killed during this robbery. we spoke with ken stein, the owner of benson's in washington, d.c., and is trying to figure out why d.c. police didn't release the surv
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Jul 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
police tell us a sign ershuttle with five passengers lost control, hit a barrier and struck a car. four of the passengers in the shuttle and the driver were hurt. the driver of the other car was not injured. >>> we're learning now details about a freak accident that killed a driver last night in virginia. a massive tree fell in the heart of the great falls village crushing the car and killing a 64-year-old virginia man. john henrehan has the latest from the scene of the accident. >> reporter: the huge oak tree was in front of the condominium shopping center on georgetown pike. the tree actually stood in v- dot's right ofway. so the state transportation department was responsible for tree -- for the tree, which, according to an old photograph, looks like it was dieing. >> and the man crushed is identified by police as 64-year- old alert carl wrote iii. he had whereulently purchased this house on georgetown pike less than a mile from the fatal accident. earlier, as he was known to neighbors, lied for many years in this house in the the fairfax county neighborhood of westmore gardens. a re
FOX
Jul 20, 2012 5:00pm EDT
explosives and trip wires. they evacwaited the area and using robots to dismantel the devices. >> his apartment is booby trapped with various incendiary and chemical devices and apparent trip wires. >> the city of aurora, meanwhile, is reeling from the worst shooting in colorado since the columbine high school massacre. in the nation since virginia tech. the governor sought to put the tragedy in perspective. >> this is the act apparently of a very deranged mind. this is the safe city and safe state and safe country. >> what is not known by anyone, including police, is why james holmes allegedly did what he did and killed so many people. >> you know, one indication on how many shots were fired, police told us today they cannot estimate just how many rounds were fired in this attack. apparently one of those rounds was powerful enough to penetrate a wall and hit a victim in an adjoining theater. he is expected to appear in court on monday morning. >> such a tragedy. we are learning more about the alleged gunman, james holmes, is from southern california. he is a college graduate, an hono
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Jul 24, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. you can e-mail us your weather pictures. >>> an investigation is underway into i don't 911 service was interrupted during last timonths duracho. there was a closed door meeting. >> reporter: this investigation was prompted by a request from fairfax county chair won who said her residents could not call 911 in the days after that big storm. , the county was not the only place that saw 911 outages, prince william did as well. big question is, what happened here? and how do they prevent it from happening again? >> reporter: 911 is supposed tou be there all ppthe time, every time you call.ca but officials in northern virginia are demanding to know why 911, especially in fairfaxfi county, was out for days after the june 29th storm. >> there were some fairly colossal fair you'lls of 911. >> reporter: dave robinson,ro executive director of theth washington area council of governments, the group has launched an investigation tuesday into 911 storm outages that robertson said should have been prevented by backup systems.s. >> centers lost power, back upck systems for power did not kickki in
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Jul 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
fenty. he joins us now with some more about this. thank you very much for being with us tonight. what is your reaction to this? >> and this is surprise, disappointment and a little we told you so. i'm surprised because i have known mayor gray for a long period of time and is trying to do the right thing. on the other hand, i think he got carried away, or others in the campaign did and engaged in corrupt activities and that tainting. >> you have spoke with adrienne fenty? >> we haven't spoke about this incident and i think he was hurt he lost and believed what he was doing and my understanding, he doesn't intend to come back again. >> has he responded to you and reacted to this? >> no. >> he stayed quiet. >> yes. he moved on with his life. >> uh-huh. >> and his wife and kids and he have settled down and he's teaching as well and miss wife has a prominent job. >> in your opinion, does this call into question the legitimacy of the 2010 campaign? >> yes, it does, unfortunately. you would like to see a fair fight in democracy. you want to see the voters get all of the information the
FOX
Jul 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
a trying time for our family and we're grateful and relieved that mom is back with us safe and healthy. we want to thank everyone for their tremendous support, especially all of the law enforcement agencies that worked so hard and quickly. police are looking for a white male in his early 40s and late 30s, last seen wearing a camouflage shirt, glasses and a handgun. >> thank you for the update. >>> police investigating an accident in southeast d.c. a car crashed into an apartment building on pomeroy road this afternoon. police believe someone shot at a man and took off into the vehicle. no injuries were reported. >>> investigators identified the man who may have drowned in a laurel pond last night. the medical examiner will determine how caleaf richardson died. toxicology reports are due back in a few weeks. richardson went into a pond at an apartment complex on old stage coach road and never came out. they found his body at the bottom of the pond. >>> and quick action by two prince georges county police officers. the police lieutenant and corporal noticed smoke last night. and
FOX
Jul 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
conference where he said you are taking too long. >> it's a bit immature to judge us. we're in the middle of one of the largest restorations ever, particularly for a non- hurricane event and this is an emergency situation. this is not a normal storm by any sense and the force of the storm is ripping trees from the routes and breaking polls in half and -- poles in half. it's difficult but difficult for our customers. we know they're suffering in the near-record hot. we understand that and we'll continue to move forward. >> reporter: why when someone gets a call that says it might be a week before they get their power o how do you explain that to them? >> what we trying to do there is when you say several days, that is difficult in itself. when you use the word weak, that is a bitter billpo -- pill to wall so -- swallow and won't that to be transparent as possible and we want them to manage their expectations and to make emergency plans as necessary and we wanted them to know up front where we were, where we're going, the state of the infrastructure in the system to plan ahead. hopefully we
FOX
Jul 19, 2012 5:00pm EDT
29th derecchio. they have lots of questions. >> did they use outside crews efficiently. the bottom line d they restore power as quickly as other utilities in. >> reporter: in its own defense, pepco said the derecchio was a big storm not predicted and the utility did the best it could considering. >> this 4.3 million customers that were impacted over 700 miles and 10 states felt the storm as we did. we experienced over 200 wires down, 242 polls that had to be replaced and 214 transformers that had to be replaced. >> reporter: the public service commission is promising tough enforcement if necessary and said now regulations requiring penalties if new standards are not met and should be helpful but it's just beginning the investigation. >> i don't know if there are, if there are violations of our law or regulations. i don't know if there are practices that could be improved or need to be improved. >> reporter: council members and customers who turned up for the hearing are not letting pepco off of the hook. >> and i think it's fine to talk about things like undergrounding and hiring new li
FOX
Jul 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
could change. >> reporter: police tell us the last time a preteen was charged with murder in was in 2006. as for the other biological children living in the home where this happened, they're 15- and 9 years old. they were introduced by police and child protective services will move from the home briefly and they back at home with their father. back to you, laura. >> are they saying anything about a possible motive here? >> they not say anything of that information because of the age of the victim and at the 12- year-old who was accused of murdering her. we're going to -- withes iss and hope to get more information for later. >> audrey barns, thank you. >>> we're following more breaking news out of montgomery county. someone brought a grenade to the police station. this is at the intersection of wisconsin avenue and montgomery avenue in bethesda. a resident found the old grenade and tried to turn it in. we're told that he didn't make any threats, but the station was evacuated as a precaution. the drivers are being asked to avoid the area as it unfolds. we'll bring you more as it comes in.
FOX
Jul 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the phone with i mayor -- with the mayor and he tells us they have arranged this special session and talk about the problems. the mayor here in fairfax city only took august july 1st, the day after all of these storms hit his town. >> and he has a big job he's facing. thank you. >>> the d.c. firefighter's union wants to know who ordered an engine company out of service last friday that -- filled up a private pool in southeast. it was done as the mayor was declaring a state of emergency in the city. paul wagner joining us with that story from engine 30. paul? >> reporter: brian, less than 24 hours after the storm that roared through the city leaving tens of thousands of people in the dark, someone, apparently at the highest levels of the fire department, ordered engine 30 here behind me out of service and told the subject to drive his pumper up to fiftyth northeast and fill a private pool. this is the pool firefighters were told to fill. it sits in the back home of the 300 block of 54th street northeast. how the home owner was able to get an engine company to fill it is unclear. a per
FOX
Jul 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
will give you a sense where everything is moving. right now, it's all to the south of us and there is a little to the north and west. we have a few counties here this is in this severe thunderstorm watch until 10:00 and that is to the south. culpeper, you're in this and to continue:00, we're expecting the strongest of the thunderstorms to be well to the south of us and that slight risk technically, we should get more later on and we have to talk about the heat, too. >> yeah. >> and we're getting used to this, laura. >> no, not me. >> and look at the temperatures now, cooling to 91 degrees. and we were up warmer than that and some places in the 80s. the heat index in the mid-90s and they had a heat advisory in place and there is one constantly in place and cancelled it early. it was not enough. >> and there you go. things are getting better. >> what about into tonight? >> i think there is a chance this evening. i don't think that it's a great chance but most of what we get is to the south. >> okay. >> the clouds have helped and that is a crazy unstable day and that keeps the clouds fro
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Jul 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
will -- which will result in us having to remove some of the existing plaza and benches around the monument >> congress ponied up $7.5 million for this project, philanthropies, david reuben stein, donated $7.5 million they may need more money however if they want to use some decorative scaffolding like that used during a previous construction process it looked so nice some people didn't want to take it down. karen grey houston, fox 5 news. >> ism fortunately we just can't seem to -- unfortunately we just can't seem the shake these violent storms, another one rolled in last night inspectors with the national weather service is checking to see whether a tornado caused this, roofs blown off buildings several other areas of damage a number of people were hurt but injuries not serious, maureen ume is live with details. maureen. >> reporter: well, laura, as you said, the national weather service has been on site. we have yet to hear whether it was a tornado or something else that hit this area. whatever it was caused a lot of damage, that building right there, you can see it is destroyed
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Jul 31, 2012 5:00pm EDT
will consider several changes including using -- whether or not to use revenues for road programs. >>> the house is scheduled to vote on a bill banning abortions in the district after 20 weeks of pregnancy and that is based on a claim that fetuses can feel pain at that stage and karen gray houston has more. >> reporter: this is legislation that infuriated d.c. leaders and women's groups who support reproductive rights. they expect to start at 5:45 and the rules are suspend meaning the legislation will have to pass with a 2/3 rather than a simple majority. the abortion issue ruffles feathers whenever it's brought up. they attacking a double whammy. the women's group argue that a woman most affected would be a woman coping with something that has gone sadly wrong with the pregnantet and bill leaves no room for abortion if a woman's health is in jeopardy or in cases of rape or incest. one of the strongest advocates is accusing the bill's sponsor, congressman trent franks of arizona, of being a bully who was unfairly picking on the district of columbia. >> this is the first standalone
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Jul 13, 2012 5:00pm EDT
he would like us in the media to focus on the issues as well. for now, he is the story. >> mr. mayor, cameras seem to be following you a lot lately. >> really? you noticed that, man? >> well, if you think this distraction is keeping you from doing your job? >> i'm doing my job today. >> yes. >> i kept -- listen. i kept to my schedule and i continue to keep to my schedule, and i will continue to do that. >> reporter: the mayor might be on schedule, but are his efforts getting the attention they should? >> i have answered all of the questions i can answer at this age and did the best i can do. >> reporter: in ward 8 friday, the mayor was applauded for bringing an attention to an important issue: telling store owners not to sell drug paraphernalia. good morning today. >> reporter: some say the first order of business is that the mayor needs to clear the air about his campaign. >> there was some who it would, would be deeply appreciative if he was able to say more. >> are you one of those moment? >> yes. >> reporter: definitely mixed feelings at jnco beauty shop where he passed by
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